Thiruvallauvar University is a public university in the city of Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established by the government of Tamil Nadu, under the Thiruvalluvar University Act, 2002 (Tamil Nadu Act 32 of 2002). The university was named after the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar.
It began functioning as the 'Postgraduate Extension Centre, of University of Madras', at the Fort Campus, Vellore. After bifurcation from the University of Madras, Thiruvallauvar University moved to a new campus at Serkadu, Vellore.